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Glorious Greeks and Vicious Vikings do battle in this epic cross-time card game!  

This time the gods of Valhalla and Olympus have come to join real-life legends to create a battle that's literally for the ages. Give Thor Mjolnir and hammer away at King Leonidas before his 300 Spartans finish their shield wall. Or, turn the tables with Odysseus wielding Artemis's Bow and feed Viking kings to the Minotaur. And for more fun, bring in the Americans for a truly timeless brawl!  

DISCLOSURE: This is an expansion set for the original Heroes of History card game, featuring Midnight Riders (Revolutionary War) and Echoes of the Plains (Civil War). You do NOT need the first set to play the second set. They can be played together or separately.

  

 

 

 

Just a few of our cards
Just a few of our cards

 This set of Heroes of History contains the following:

•2 decks of 50 cards each for Iron Phalanx (Greek) and Dragonboat Raiders (Norse)

•2 game mats

•1 rulebook

•2 sets of score dice (added on separately)

This set is compatible with the previous set of Heroes of History.

We've been nominated for a FIGGIE from the Boston Festival of Indie Games!
We've been nominated for a FIGGIE from the Boston Festival of Indie Games!

 

Click here to download the rules for this set
Click here to download the rules for this set

 

 Interview with Stephanie Straw on Board Game Geek TV, Origins 2016

The kinds of historical facts you'll learn playing our game.
The kinds of historical facts you'll learn playing our game.

 

 

" I think this is a great game and a great way to learn history without using a textbook...we really like this style of gaming...my son really liked it. I showed him the box and he said, 'let's go play!'"-Ivonne Bernabe, My Little Smarty Pants

 "Really easy to play....simple to follow. If you like games with a Trading Card Game feel and you like history and you want to try something new I would definitively recommend you check this game out." - Cassie Elle, The Indie Game Report

"Beautiful Art, beautifully done cards, real interesting game...my son and I spent hours playing a few types of battles and we really enjoyed this."

- Rob Oren, The Dice Tower

 Rob's hands suggest he was debating whether he likes the first set or second set of Heroes of History more.

"As a fan of history I like the twist this puts on the CGG/Battle card game genre. Art is top notch. Great lesson on the cards...I could see younger children enjoying this, and you will get the side effect of they will be learning...history and probably not even know it!" - Weldon Glenn, DDO Players

"I like this game because it makes history fun." Josh Keefer, age 8
"I like this game because it makes history fun." Josh Keefer, age 8

 

"My kids and their cousins literally spent all Historicon playing this." - Josh Rubottom, parent
"My kids and their cousins literally spent all Historicon playing this." - Josh Rubottom, parent

"I've been playing tabletop and card games for years and have never come across a game as engaging as this one." Isaiah Cohen, Kickstarter backer

"This game has amazing artwork! I love what this game has to offer as well!" Debbie Ohlandt, parent

"It's simply amazing, fun, AND educational!"- Aidan Breakie, 13

Vikings roamed from Paris to Baghdad and even tried to capture Constantinople
Vikings roamed from Paris to Baghdad and even tried to capture Constantinople

 

"We really enjoyed playing Yu-Gi-Oh with history cards. Though I like this more than Yu-Gi-Oh, to be honest." Eliot Carney-Seim, KiteLion Games
"We really enjoyed playing Yu-Gi-Oh with history cards. Though I like this more than Yu-Gi-Oh, to be honest." Eliot Carney-Seim, KiteLion Games

"Mechanics flow very smoothly, so you won't have to worry about checking the rule book every 5 seconds just to be sure you are doing things right. All you need is about 5 minutes of game-time and you'll be off creating your own legendary historical battles. I can't recommend this game more highly!" Amazon customer

"Heroes of History is a fun game to play. Both kids and adult gamers will enjoy it." Douglas Clayton, educator.

 

Our trade show booth with both sets available for view or play
Our trade show booth with both sets available for view or play

Heroes of History is now available in over 30 stores and museum gift shops and we're eager to add more locations to our list.

                                         My Story: 

As someone who is passionate about history and learning, it distressed me to see many kids and adults increasingly view history as "boring" and associate it with old school textbooks that are nothing more than a list of stuff people who died long ago did, failing to see how events and beliefs from long ago shape our view of the world today.

My goal is to create games that have a value besides the fun factor. I want players to not only enjoy smiting King Leonidas with Thor's hammer, but to actually learn something cool about why Mjolnir was important to the Norse and exactly who King Leonidas' 300 really were. 

Yet without proper funding I won't be able to get this set of Heroes of History printed and sent out. Please help support a game that has inspired hundreds of people worldwide to care about history again, and which gives back more to society than I could ever want, or hope, to take. 

 Regards, 

 Sam Friedman 

 The Owner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

My first campaign 6 months ago was modest but successful. I fulfilled my pledge to everyone who asked for a copy, and on time- no delays! :). I also guarantee two things: First, I will offer a 100% refund to anyone who pays and changes their mind, and a 50% refund to anyone who tries my game and decides they don't like it or want it. I'll even pay for shipping for you.

Second, if this game gets funded I will not sell this game to anyone until all my backers get their copies first.

While I would love my game to be available by December, forces outside my control ( such as printing and shipping from China and parcel shipping logistics) give me reason to think I cannot get you the best-quality game on time, so I'd rather make sure I send you the best game when I can seriously deliver, and not over-promise.

The $250 level is something I can only offer on a limited basis, and if I send you your dessert, you should know I took every care to verify that ingredients are all-natural and to use proper food handling safety measures, but I will offer a substitute prize for anyone who backs at this level and either declines one or both of the prizes, or who is blocked by their country's laws from receiving it.

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    Goddess Idunn's Memes of Rejuvenation

    We'll send you your very own thank-you meme using one of our 54 history-themed artworks from the game. You pick the pic and we'll meme you for the world (or at least your Significant Other) to see.

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    Loki's Print-your-own Set

    Why wait to play the next set of Heroes of History? Receive a full-color or B&W PDF of the cards (your choice), fully sized to print and play on your own! Meme optional.

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    King Leonidas Epic Combo Box

    The official game!

    You get:
    •ONE first-edition, printed set of Heroes of History: Iron Phalanx vs. Dragonboat Raiders before it hits stores.
    •ONE Kickstarter-exclusive large rubber game mat made for 2 players.
    •TWO pairs of score dice.
    •PDF print-and-play and meme optional.

    Additional rubber mats just $10 each. Free US Shipping. International pledges will be fulfilled from in-country fulfillment centers, where available. If unavailable in your region, shipping will be handled after the campaign.

    The Owner (that's Sam) will also offer to record, in Spartan costume, your favorite line from either 300 or 300: Rise of an Empire in his most dramatic movie voice. YouTube-only.

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    The Argonauts Expandable Pack

    KING LEONIDAS EPIC COMBO BOX plus:
    •ONE additional box of Heroes of History: Iron Phalanx vs. Dragonboat Raiders. (2 total)
    •ONE additional rubber game mat (2 total).
    •TWO additional pairs of score dice. (4 total)
    •A Kickstarter-only, limited edition Hero card not available for sale. Vote for your choice after the campaign ends.

    Extra game mats are just an additional $10 each. Free US Shipping. International pledges will be fulfilled from in-country fulfillment centers, where available. Otherwise, shipping will be added after the campaign.

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    NEW: Clear the field!

    For those who missed the first set, you'll get KING LEONIDAS plus a copy of the original game, complete with 64 first-edition cards, a rulebook, and two professionally illustrated game mats. Perfect for those who prefer one copy of each set. Free US Shipping. International backers, shipping will come either from inside your home country or mailed when the campaign is over.

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    Thor's Mighty Hammer

    You get THE ARGONAUTS EXPANDABLE PACK plus:
    •TWO additional copies of Heroes of History: Iron Phalanx vs. Dragonboat Raiders (4 total)
    •FOUR additional pairs of score dice (8 total)
    •TWO EXTRA rubber mats (4 total)
    •A Kickstarter only, limited-edition Battlefield card not available for sale. Vote for your choice after the campaign ends.
    •The opportunity to design one card in any of the following booster sets: Romans, Pirates, or Confederate Generals. Your name will be printed on the card as a designer.

    Additional mats are $10 each. Free US Shipping. International pledges will be fulfilled from in-country fulfillment centers, where available. Otherwise, shipping will be added after the campaign.

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    Ultimate Hero's Divine Gift

    THOR'S MIGHTY HAMMER plus:
    •The chance to design a second card from the Roman, Pirate, or Confederate Generals booster sets. Your name will be included on the cards as a designer AND you'll get a free box with all 3 booster sets, PLUS a 4th booster set containing battlefield effects.
    •Free shipping for everyone!

    AND two exclusive bonuses:
    •The Owner has obtained a rare, 4th century Irish dessert pastry recipe. He will make you six of these non-perishable desserts. Alcoholic version optional. Made 100% from natural ingredients and in accordance with food preparation laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (non-FDA approved). Contains nuts and non-gluten crust unless you specify otherwise. You may decline this option or this option may not be available in your home country. In either case, we will provide a substitute product if we cannot fulfill this pledge.

    •The Owner has two new games he's working on: a hilarious adult party game that is NOT a Cards Against Humanity clone and a Celtic-inspired board game whose final gameplay hasn't been determined yet (one option is something like Monopoly meets Pokemon, but is not Pokemon Monopoly. The other is a story RPG that teaches players about anthropology and archaeology). Choose your game and the Owner will let you be the first to play this game, before anyone else. This add-on's expected delivery is Summer 2017.

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